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Trent Lott

Chester Trent Lott, Sr., is a former United States Senator from Mississippi and has served in numerous leadership positions in the House of Representatives and the Senate. He entered Congress as one of the first of a wave of Republicans winning seats in Southern states that had been solidly Democratic for a century, rose to the position of Senate majority leader, then fell from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid.
Lott entered Congress in 1968 as an administrative assistant to Representative William M. Colmer of Mississippi, who was also House Rules Committee Chairman. After Colmer retired, Lott won Colmer's former seat in the House of Representatives. In 1988, Lott ran for Senate to replace another retiree, Senator John Stennis and won. After Republicans took the majority in the Senate, Lott became Senate Majority Whip in 1995 and then Senate Majority Leader in 1996.
On December 20, 2002, after significant controversy following comments regarding Strom Thurmond's presidential candidacy, Lott resigned as Senate Minority Leader. In December 2007, he resigned from the Senate and became a Washington-based lobbyist. Republican Roger Wicker won the 2008 special election to replace him.
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Election-year fears slow Senate work to a halt
2014-06-27
In the last two years of the Clinton administration, Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., blocked Democrats from offering a popular Patients' Bill of Rights, and more. At the time, Charles Schumer of New York and Dick Durbin of Illinois were among the ...
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    Congress Can't Work Part-Time, Former Members Say
    2014-06-24
    It'll take more than a purple tie to get Washington to work, admitted former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss. But that didn't stop Lott and his former congressional colleagues from making that sartorial choice (representing bipartisanship, of ...
    (U.S. News & World Report (blog))
    1. Reforming Congress: A starting point
    2. How do you fix a polarized DC? Here are three ways.
    3. Small Group of Former Lawmakers Tackle Big Problem: Washington Gridlock

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    Cochran's counter to the tea party: Mississippi needs DC
    2014-06-24
    During the runoff campaign, Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader and fellow Mississippian, cut an ad for Cochran. He cited the success he and Cochran had in funneling money for Ingalls Shipbuilding, the Stennis Space Center and the Keesler ...
    (Washington Post)
    1. Base closings play into campaigns
    2. Voting underway in nation's ugliest primary
    3. Cochran Fights for His Political Life in Mississippi

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    Snowe to help unveil reforms for ending gridlock
    2014-06-23
    Snowe will join former Senate Majority Leaders Democrat Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Republican Trent Lott of Mississippi on Tuesday as the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform releases its recommendations designed to end ...
    (WCSH-TV)
    1. Olympia Snowe: Nation's future in peril
    2. Ten Ways to Strengthen American Democracy

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    Kennedy Institute to be lasting tribute to Senate
    2014-06-22
    Former Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., joined the board about a year ago. The Senate “is reviled, and maybe this will change that” by altering the public's perception of how it can work, Lott said. “It's going to change pretty soon,” he predicted ...
    (Arizona Daily Star)

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      Citibank, General Electric, Goldman Sachs lobbyist Trent Lott cuts TV ad for ...
      2014-06-12
      Trent Lott — who was a founder of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a lobbying firm that has now partnered with K Street giant Patton Boggs — is appearing in a campaign ad for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Lott's lobbying clients include SpaceX, AT&T, ...
      (Washington Examiner)
      1. Former Sen. Trent Lott of Pascagoula appears in new TV ad supporting Thad ...
      2. Trent Lott goes on TV for Thad Cochran in new ad #MSSen
      3. Lott does ad for Cochran; Club for Growth for McDaniel

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      Seersucker suits are in the House
      2014-06-09
      Trent Lott (R-Miss.), was held on a Thursday, usually the third week in June, in time for Washington's swamplike summer weather. It became such a huge part of the fabric of the Senate that the official new members guide includes a section called ...
      (Washington Post)
      1. Seersucker Day: Trent Lott's Fashion Do's and Don'ts
      2. Dust Off Your Seersucker, the Senate is Going Full Frat-Style Tomorrow

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      Cochran fights to hold off McDaniel to keep Senate seat
      2014-06-03
      Trent Lott backed Cochran. The 76-year-old is the second oldest Senate incumbent running for re-election this year, according to CNN. Over the past few months, Mississippi residents were forced to endure a barrage of negative ads, most of which were ...
      (WAPT Jackson)
      1. Election Night Live Thread: The Last Temptation of Thad Cochran, and Other ...
      2. Haley Barbour Calls Palin, Santorum 'Outside Celebrities'
      3. Biggest Super Tuesday casualty?

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      Senate Leaders Clash Over US Campaign Finance Amendment
      2014-06-03
      ... panel on a policy matter, said committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat. In 2001, the chamber's Democratic and Republican leader, Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Trent Lott of Mississippi, spoke before the panel on a court nominee.
      (Businessweek)
      1. Top senators battle on campaign-finance restrictions

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